Pamela M. Hunt earned her Ph.D. at Kent State University. In 2007 she was the recipient of the American Sociological Association's section on Emotions Graduate Student Paper Award. Since 2008 Dr. Hunt has served as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of West Georgia. In 2010 she launched the Center for the Study of Social Dynamics, a teaching and research laboratory for social science faculty and students. Dr. Hunt has done extensive field research in the jamband music subculture and has conducted both survey research and laboratory experiments on the subjects of emotion, identity, deviance, language, and social psychology. Her work has been published in Social Psychology Quarterly and Deviant Behavior, and she is the co-editor of the journal Studies in the Social Sciences.